File this one under: you can’t make this stuff up.
It’s been less than a week since Gavin Newsom’s 2035 ban on selling gas-powered cars was approved by the California Air Resources Board, but his plan is already showing its cracks.
BREAKING: CA Air Resources Board approves plan to ban the sale of gas-powered cars by 2035.
By 2026, 35% of all new cars sold in CA must be electric.
By 2030, 68% of all new cars sold in CA must be electric.
By 2035, 100% of all new cars sold in CA must be electric. pic.twitter.com/aFaZ4QOas7
— Eytan Wallace (@EytanWallace) August 25, 2022
As California officials are pushing an inevitable shift to electric vehicles because of the 2035 ban, current electric car owners are being asked not to charge their cars because our power grid can’t handle it. Once every California driver switches over to electric vehicles, where will the state find the power to keep those cars charged and running? They can’t even keep the existing cars charged on a hot summer day.
A recent study found that the electric car to electric charging station ratio in California is one of the worst in the nation, ranking the fourth highest, meaning very few charging stations for lots of cars. On top of that, of stations that were tested, only 73% of the recharging stations were found in working order.
It isn’t just the faulty infrastructure and power issues that make this ban a bad deal for Californians. The average cost for a new electric vehicle is $66,000 while the median household income in California is only $78,000. Californians are already struggling with a recession, soaring inflation, Democrats raising their taxes, and a sky-high cost of living. On top of that, they now have to start saving for a new government-mandated electric car.
“Gavin Newsom is doing an excellent job of showing Californians the flaws in his gas-powered car ban. His plan literally can’t handle the heat, but that’s not stopping Newsom from inflicting the pricey government mandate on Californians in a state without the infrastructure to support it. That must just be the California Way,” said CAGOP Chairwoman Jessica Millan Patterson.